Kelso Public School

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Personal development, health and physical education

Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.

According to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), students are expected to participate in PDHPE for between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week in Kindergarten to Year 6.

PDHPE provides students with opportunities to explore issues that are likely to impact on the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others – now and in the future. Students also participate in challenging and enjoyable physical activity, improving their capacity to move with skill and confidence.

Sports at Kelso Public School

All children participate in school sport each Friday. They should wear running shoes so they are able to fully participate in all sports activities.

Sports for Kindergarten to Year 2

Years K-2 do a range of gross motor development activities where they focus on learning fundamental movement skills such as:

  • skipping 
  • throwing 
  • catching 
  • balancing 
  • kicking.  

Age appropriate athletics skills are also developed in preparation for the school's athletics carnival.

Sport for Years 3 to 6

Years 3-6 do more specific motor skills and learn a range of formal games and team sports.

Representative sports

Children have opportunities to participate in representative interschool sporting competitions administered by the Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA).

Children may also represent the school in knockout competitions for sports including:

  • netball
  • football 
  • soccer
  • touch football.

Major sporting events

During the year, we hold three major sporting events:

  • a swimming carnival
  • cross country
  • and an athletics carnival.

For these events, children are placed in one of the sports houses during their first year at school and they remain in that house whilst they are enrolled here.

During sporting events, children are asked to wear their house colours to show support for their fellow house members. 

Children turning eight years and older who excel in these events have the opportunity to progress to District, Regional and State level competitions.

Learn to swim

We hold a swimming program each year in Term 3 for our students in Years 2 to 6 known as the School Swimming and water safety program.

This scheme provides an opportunity for children to participate in water activities that aim to develop water confidence, teach swimming skills, and promote water safety.